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Archive: September, 2011

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Bus teaches Sedgefield students importance of education, good behavior

News from Charleston Post Courier: Brenda Ringe // The Post and Courier Inside the Choice Bus at Sedgefield Middle School, students tour a replica of a prison cell and watch a video of testimonials from prison inmates. The experience is intended to teach kids the importance of education and making good life decisions. With its [...]

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Education-heavy 2012 Chile budget aims to stem unrest

News from Reuters: Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:33pm EDT * 2012 spending to grow in line with forecast GDP growth * Budget focuses record spending on education amid unrest (Updates with Pinera, Finance Minister quotes, details) By Antonio de la Jara and Simon Gardner SANTIAGO, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday [...]

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New education rules a good first step

News from Student Life: In a speech on Sept. 23, President Obama gave a speech linking economic recovery with improved educational standards by proposing additional measures to reform the public school system. “We have to pick up our game,” he said, noting that America has fallen to 16th in the world in terms of percentage [...]

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Education leader touts importance STEM programs at local schools

News from Eastern Wake News: Published: Sep 28, 2011 02:00 AMModified: Sep 26, 2011 06:47 PM Education leader touts importance STEM programs at local schoolsEducation leader talks about STEM programs BY PAUL A. SPECHT, aspecht@newsobserver.com KNIGHTDALE – With rising unemployment, a squabbling school board and a region’s reputation of underperforming schools as his backdrop, renowned [...]

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Education Is Latest Casualty In Mexico’s Drug War

News from NPR: Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images In Acapulco, Mexico, teachers are out on strike at more than a hundred schools because of spiraling violence related to the country’s drug war. Here, a child looks at a sign announcing the closure of a school in Acapulco, Sept. 1. In the coastal Mexican city of Acapulco, teachers [...]

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RI education board OK’s in-state tuition for undocumented students

News from Boston Globe: WARWICK, R.I. – A state higher education board approved a measure yesterday that allows students who immigrated to the United States illegally to pay in-state tuition rates at Rhode Island’s public university and colleges after the General Assembly declined to take up the issue. The Board of Governors for Higher Education [...]

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Education a key force in the region’s economic growth

News from Dayton Daily News:By Christopher Magan, Staff Writer Updated 11:44 PM Monday, September 26, 2011 Higher education is no longer simply a resource for training — increasingly it’s becoming a key driver of the region’s economic engine. Evidence of the critical role area colleges and universities play are plentiful: the University of Dayton’s multimillion [...]

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Waiver Waver

News from The Capitol:    Tweet [+] Enlarge Tags: Andrew J. Hawkins, Arne Duncan, Barack Obama, Board Of Regents, Department of Education, John King, Merryl Tisch, … Read the full article Related News:

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Laura Bush talks 9/11, education at West Hills

News from Fresno Bee: LEMOORE — Former first lady Laura Bush recalled the tragedy of 9/11, the importance of her campaign for education and also some of the lighter moments of her eight years in the White House. Bush spoke to an estimated audience of 1,300 on Saturday at the West Hills College Lemoore’s Golden [...]

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States work to reform education, student tests

News from Redlands Daily Facts:When passed by Congress in 2001, the No Child Left Behind Act aimed to improve student performance and teacher accountability. But more than a decade after it was approved, critics say change is needed because successful schools are increasingly being labeled as failures, and the emphasis on testing narrows school curriculum. [...]

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